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Pre-Jamboree Program

Jul 5, 2018
6:00 p.m.
Evins Park Downtown Smithville

A Pre-Jamboree Program will be held on Thursday, July 5 at the Evins Park pavilion stage behind city hall and across from the Post Office. The Community Chorus will perform at 6 p.m. followed at 7:00 p.m. by the Sassy Smithville Stompers.

Saint Thomas Health Hosting FREE Medical Mission at Home

Jul 28, 2018
8:00 a.m.
Warren County High School

Saint Thomas Health is hosting a FREE Medical Mission at Home at Warren County High School on Saturday, July 28th accepting patients from 8 a.m. until 2pm. Medical care, dental care, vision, and select screenings and lab tests are offered to individuals free of charge. Local community agencies will also be on site to offer additional resources. Services are provided on a first come, first served basis at Warren County High School on Pioneer Lane in McMinnville. For more information, visit

47th Annual Smithville Fiddlers' Jamboree and Crafts Festival

Jul 6, 2018 to Jul 7, 2018
9:00 A.M.
Smithville Public Square

The 47th Annual Smithville Fiddlers' Jamboree and Crafts Festival will be held Friday and Saturday, July 6th & 7th. The Festival begins at 9:00 am each day, and continues until the final competition has been awarded. With over 35 music and dance categories, streets full of hand-made crafts, and over a dozen food booths, there is something for everyone at the Jamboree. You have to experience it in person...come and see the Jamboree!For more information on the festival, go to

DeKalb County Fair Returns July 16-21

Jul 16, 2018 to Jul 21, 2018

The DeKalb County Fair returns for its annual weeklong run Monday through Saturday, July 16-21.

The 2018 DeKalb County Fair Premium Book is currently available and copies can be obtained at the following locations in Alexandria: Prichard's Foods, The Village, Alexandria Post Office, F.Z. Webb's and Sons Pharmacy, Alexandria Senior Center, City of Alexandria, Wilson Bank & Trust, Liberty State Bank, and Time and Again Antiques; and in Smithville at the UT Extension Office, USDA Farm services office, Smithville Senior Center, F.Z. Webb's and Sons Pharmacy and Soda Fountain, Liberty State Bank, Wilson Bank & Trust, Smithville Review, and DeKalb County Register of Deeds Office.

Non-perishable items for display in the Kenneth Sandlin Center will be accepted on Saturday July 7th and on Saturday July 14 for perishable entries.

Visit the DeKalb County Fair website at the link below for information about renting booth space, being a sponsor, entering pageants and shows, entering exhibits and events . The contact person and phone number for all of these is listed on website.

Justin Potter and Alexandria Libraries Summer Reading Program

May 31, 2018 to Jun 28, 2018

The Justin Potter and Alexandria Libraries Summer Reading Program will begin on May 31 through June 28. Children of all ages set their own reading goal and will receive a participation certificate and other goodies at the Final Party on June 28 at the County Complex Theater. This year's theme is "Libraries Rock".

Justin Potter Library's Summer Reading Events: All events will be held at the library except the Final Party on June 28th.

Thursday, May 31 at 2 p.m.-Opening Party with Barry Mitchell "Readers Rock" Program. Strike Up the Band with the magical mirth, music & mayhem of Mr. Barry & Sam the Tune Turtle.

Thursday, June 7 at 2 p.m.-Edgar Evins State Park Rangers & Animal Friends.

Thursday, June 14 at 2 p.m.-Mr. Bond the Science Guy

Thursday, June 21 at 2 p.m.-Libraries Rock Story time and activities with Board of Education group.

Thursday, June 28 at 2 p.m.-Final Party with Kevin Kidd's Family Band at the DeKalb County Complex Theater.

For more information, call Justin Potter Library at 615-597-4359 or visit Facebook or the website at

Alexandria Library Summer Reading Programs:

Story Times with Activities on Wednesday, June 6, June 13, and June 20 at 2 p.m. For more information call the Alexandria Library at 615-529-4124.

Pre-K Applications Still Available

May 11, 2018 to May 31, 2018
DeKalb County Board of Education

Any parent interested in applying for the Pre-K program for their child may pick up an application at DeKalb County Board of Education. Children need to be 4 years old on or before August 15. Parents/Guardians should bring the following items for their child: Original Birth Certificate, Current Physical Examination, Current Certification of Immunization, Proof of Income for all Household Members,and Proof of Residency

DeKalb Middle School St. Bernard Boulevard Free Clothing Market

Jun 8, 2018
8:00 a.m.
DeKalb Middle School

The DeKalb Middle School St. Bernard Boulevard Free Clothing Market is looking for: Gently used Clothing and shoes sizes Youth Large to Adult XL. Drop of DMS on the following dates:

Friday, June 8th 8:00-2:00

Monday, July 23rd 8:00-12:00

For more information contact:

Suzette Barnes or Angela Johnson @ DMS 615-597-7987

Sponsored by: DMS Junior Beta

Free Classes Available to Those Seeking High School Equivalency Diploma

Oct 30, 2017
County Complex

If you never completed high school and would like to obtain an equivalency diploma you have that opportunity.

Free High School Equivalency (Hi-Set) Classes are held on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the County Complex at 722 South Congress Boulevard. Enter through the UT Extension/Motlow College Corridor, Room 119. Mary Anne Carpenter is the class instructor. On-line classes are also available.

Student registration is conducted on Mondays, beginning at 3:30 pm and then again on Tuesdays starting at 8:30 am – 12:00pm. The Toll Free phone number is: 855-516-0160.

L.B.J. & C. Accepting Applications for Head Start

Mar 9, 2014 to Mar 31, 2014
Smithville Head Start Center

L.B.J. & C. Head Start is currently accepting applications to provide free comprehensive child development services to children 3-5 years of age from low-income families in a full-day program. Services are also offered to meet the special needs of children with disabilities. L.B.J. & C. Head Start helps all children succeed.

L.B.J. & C. Head Start provides children with activities that help them grow mentally, socially, emotionally, and physically. The L.B.J. & C. Head Start recognizes that, as parents, you are the first and most important teachers of your children. They will welcome your involvement in L.B.J. & C. Head Start activities and will work as partners with you to help your child and family progress. Children who attend L.B.J. & C. Head Start participates in a variety of educational activities, receive free medical and dental care, free healthy meals and snacks, and enjoy playing indoors and outdoors in a safe environment.

L.B.J. & C. Head Start staff members will offer your child love, acceptance, understanding, and the opportunity to learn and to experience success.

For more information contact the Smithville Head Start Center at 615-597-5168.


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